Disappointed – But That’s OK!


Yesterday, was the first day that the Carson 8 were unified in their appearance in court. It was a time for celebration to see Frank, Baljit, Walter and Dee walk in the front door instead of through a side door in the courtroom. Carmen Sabatino paid for a large electronic signboard to be in the street which welcomed them home, free at last. It is currently in front of Sabatino’s on McHenry.

We think that the next place it should be set up is across the street from the entrance to the courthouse on 11th St. It might give hope to family members of those still incarcerated as they go to court. They can also be viewed by Fladager as she goes into court. Oops my bad!!!! Finding Fladager in a court room seems to be a thing of the past. She certainly didn’t bother to appear in court today to support her subordinate in a case that may spell the end of her tenure. We will see where the electronic sign appears again.

Okay I’m taking us back to Department 26. As the news cameras showed there were three people out there with signs calling for Fladager to resign or be recalled. To a reasonable person, one would think that they are member of their families had been a victim of injustice at the hands of Fladager. Having read many the comments on stories in the Modesto Bee, there are many people in Modesto Stanislaus County that want her ousted onto her keister. Merriam-Webster defines keister as: backsidebehindbooty (also bootie) [slang], bottombreechbumbunsbutt. I won’t tell you what the unabridged slang dictionary calls it but I guess you get the idea.


For any readers who may not be acquainted with my commentaries, I periodically post a disclaimer lest anyone should think that I am anti-police or anti-law enforcement. The opposite of those are certainly true. So here is my disclaimer: As a disclaimer for this commentary, I wish to go on record as I have in numerous other commentaries that have been posted. I spent 27 years in law enforcement and fully support all legitimate and unbiased law enforcement in our country, state, county and city dedicated men and women who put their lives on the line 24 hours a day to protect us. The two keywords in my commentary are “legitimate”, “dedicated” and “unbiased”. I totally reject an agenda driven prosecution whose sole purpose is not to find justice, but to decimate the lives, reputations and physical well-being of innocent people.

That being said let’s get on to the events of today’s court session. After the session on December 22, 2016, Ferreira and bunch scurrying out the back door of the court like rats jumping off of the SS Fladager (AKA Titanic), we were all musing as to whether or not the “dream team” would sneak into the court by the back door or plow through the gathering of well-wishers for the Carson 8. I was standing right by the entrance door from the outside into the lobby of the court when much to my surprise I turned to my right and came face-to-face with Cap’n Crunch Bunch. As he looked at me I said “Speak of the devil” but I saw no smile on his face. I’ve used that expression when I spoke to someone who I had recently spoke about and they thought it was humorous. Well no humor around here right now.

As he went on, right behind him just as sure as stink on poop came Ferreira. She was all decked out in a trench coat type raincoat wearing huge sunglasses. Possibly she was trying to slip in and no one would know who she was. As she went past my face I could feel an electric sensation. Ooh, ooh, ooh! A light went off in my head and I get the immediate feeling that if she had one of their star witnesses, Michael Cooley’s “shank” in her hand, she might have stuck me in my gizzard.  Hallelujah my gizzard is still intact!

Thinking back, I now recall without using a report to refer to unlike many of the law-enforcement witnesses, on December 12, 2015, I wrote this: At the last closing session, deputy Dist. Atty. Ferreira used my name in open court and held up something purported to be something I wrote and requested that Judge Zuniga issue a gag order to prevent anyone, particularly myself from giving our perceptions of the proceedings.

As I mentioned in a prior post, I am humbled by the thought that deputy Dist. Atty. Ferreira feels that something I write could possibly influence anyone and sway their opinion regarding this airtight, slam-dunk, gotcha,” it’s in the bag” and it’s all over but the shouting case of theirs. I am still waiting for her to present a motion to the court to put a gag order on me because she feels that what I write may taint a jury pool if this case goes to trial. I hope there are no hard feelings because there are none on my part. I’m still waiting for the gag order!


I had been advised that an email went out to the attorneys for Eddie Quintanar,Jr and Scott McFarland to be in court as the judge wanted all of the defendants together in court. There were many of us including myself that felt something wonderful was going to happen. That being that all the defendants’ cases were being dismissed as they should be. The judge took the bench at approximately 10:48 AM. One thing different in the courtroom was instead of six or seven bailiffs scattered around the courtroom there appeared to be just two inside the courtroom.

It was disappointing to hear the judge tell Eduardo and Scott and their respective attorneys that instead of appearing this Thursday their case would be continued until March 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM. At that point it became apparent that the charges against the Carson 8 were not going to be dismissed at this time. For me that was heartbreaking. So we are still mired in this preliminary hearing which may set a new record for length of a preliminary hearing which the McMartin case in Los Angeles which is 18 months.

The judge was then informed by Ferreira that she had approximately 25 more audio or video recordings that have not been presented until this morning. I think I saw smoke coming out of the judge’s ears when Ferreira said that. Judge is definitely was not pleased.

Ferreira then asked if the court wanted her to go over the items line by line. Judge Zuniga said “Yes. I want the you to make a record because sanctions are coming”.  The judge then told Ferreira that she asked this morning in chambers if there was any more discovery and Ferreira stated no. And now Ferreira brings additional items this morning. Judge is very upset.

Then Percy Martinez told the court that there were over 100 hours of videos to watch and that they needed more time to review the all of the discs that should have been provided before. Judge Zuniga then acknowledge that there would need to be more time needed to review all of the late discovery.

Martha Carlton Magana: A lot of the documents just discovered support the innocence of the defendants.

Robert Forkner: Kirk bunch LIED about certain interviews not being recorded. They were in fact recorded. LIAR LIAR LIAR!!!!! (My emphasis on the LIAR)

Hans: Ferreira says there is no more discovery. I am sure the discovery will continue to drizzle in. The police reports differ from what the audios show. Reports are wrong.

Ferreira: Jake from State Farm is supposed to do a master index of all of the discovery. It hasn’t been completed yet because we’ve been very busy. The district attorney is back. (So what?) Ferreira continues stating that they followed the judge’s order about a roundtable meeting to get all of the discovery out. Guess what Ferreira? HOW’D THAT WORK OUT FOR YOU?  Very well or not at all?  Readers, you decide.

Judge Zuniga then stated that everything has to be in by January 19, 2017 and there will be no more after that.


Talking outside with Frank, Baljit, Walter and Dee was a pleasant experience. It’s so good to know they are home with their families where they belong. They were all in good spirits considering the torture they have gone through at the behest and at the hands of Fladager. Shameful malicious prosecution. If Fladager was a gambler, she would be holding “Aces and Eights”. If you don’t know what I mean, read up on Wild Bill Hickok. Nuf said!

Since I am disappointed that the charges didn’t get dismissed on these innocent people and the case is not over, and there is a hiatus, I am going to go back in time to my other commentaries and take out, copy and paste into commentary summaries to remind readers of many of the nefarious and illegal actions taken by the district attorney and her minions at her direction during this travesty of justice. So let’s get started!

1-8-15 – So far their stellar array of witnesses are composed of ex-felons, current felons. drug dealers, drug addicts, defendants trying to get better deals or reduced sentences, an embezzler of $12,000 who’s case just can’t seem to make it to the preliminary hearing, people who swear in court disrespecting the attorneys and completely disrespecting Judge Zuniga, investigators who testify orally one way and when an audio is played or transcript read have to change their testimony, uncharged thieves and uncharged people selling stolen property to buy drugs and on and on and on.

11-20-15 – Miranda Dykes was the on and off again girlfriend of the confessed killer of Korey Kauffman, Robert Woody. Deputy Dist. Atty. Ferreira BRIEFLY spoke on the prospective witness’s criminal history.

This is an in-depth look at the local criminal history of Miranda Dykes. When you see the dates involved in relation to the investigation of the murder Korey Kauffman, you can draw your own conclusions:

On April 24, 2013 she had a complaint signed for HS 11377(A) felony possession of controlled substances.

PC 273A(B) misdemeanor willful cruelty to child.

HS 11 364.1(A) misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia smoke or inject narcotics.

On or about March 23, 2015 all of the charges were dismissed.

On July 30, 2013 a complaint was signed for two counts of PC 273A(A) felony willful cruelty to child possible injury/death.

On or about January 20, 2015 Dykes apparently the pled nolo contendere to one count and one count was dismissed.

On May 15, 2014 a complaint was signed charging a violation of PC 484(A) petty theft.

On August 7, 2014 the case was dismissed.

On June 4, 2014 Dykes was arrested for HS 11377(A) felony possession of a controlled substance and for HS 11350(A) felony possession of a controlled substance.

On August 7, 2014 the charges were dismissed.


The above information is available on the Stanislaus County court index. It was placed there to present a snapshot of another prosecution witness.

At this time I want to again as in prior posts, extend my sincerest condolences to the family of Korey Kauffman.  Hearing this type of testimony regarding the brutal murder is heart wrenching.  As I said before, I too have suffered the loss of a son and parents are not supposed to bury their children.  I want to see the REAL killer of Korey Kauffman to be punished to the full extent of the law.


12-17-15 – Defense attorney Hans Hjertonsson argued that on Tuesday the prosecutor said she found it “very interesting” that Carlton-Magaña was representing Cooper’s cellmate. He said it was clear to him that the prosecutor was accusing Carlton-Magaña of tampering with the witness. “There are no other inferences to be drawn from that,” Hjertonsson told the judge Thursday.

Defense attorney Percy Martinez argued that the prosecutor said Stephen O’Connor, a local defense attorney, was the last person to visit Cooper’s cellmate in jail. Martinez said that the prosecutor was suggesting that O’Connor, who once shared office space with Carson, might have tried to influence Cooper on Carson’s behalf.

Martinez reviewed custody records and determined that O’Connor’s last visit to his former client, Cooper’s cellmate, was on March 24, several months before Carson was arrested and charged in the Kauffman murder.

The judge agreed, saying Ferreira was wrong about the timing of the jail visit. Zuniga said the prosecutor misspoke in court as others involved in the case have.

Now remember, if we citizens misspeak in court it is perjury but if law enforcement lies in court they merely misspoke. SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE?  YES!!

11-19-2015 – As a police officer during a traffic stop or personal contact with someone it is normal procedure to run a records check for wants and warrants on the person. There is no question that Investigator Bunch had knowledge of the warrant outstanding for Mr. Samra when they went to his residence and made contact with him. While interviewing him and telling him what he should do when defense attorney Forkner talks to him and then saying” We were never here and this never happened” smacks of egregious misconduct.

Then when the witness’s testimony is not favorable to the prosecution, all of a sudden the deputy district attorney blurts out “you have a warrant don’t you?” The judge brought everyone into chambers and admonished the district attorney. The district attorney’s conduct makes one think of the old saying” come into my parlor said the spider to the fly”. It seems on the surface as if the witness’s testimony was not what the deputy district attorney wanted, and then she suddenly remembered about the warrant.

(This is the type of crap Ferreira pulls constantly in the case. She is a malicious black hearted, win at any cost, screw anybody over she can and call it “good work”. What a crock.

The district attorney or staff should not have given advice to Mr. Samra because he is represented by an attorney and now the people are minimizing what they’re doing.


The district attorney stated that she is being distracted by the constant points and authorities that the attorneys are giving her almost daily. The district attorney then stated the she is not trying to minimize the issues and ” I just want to do it right“. (She would not know how to do it right if it slapped her in the mug.)

Detective Redd then testified regarding the confidential informant and the fact that if there were to be any leniencies regarding his case that the informant would have to provide corroborated information that would pay off. He then went into the informant buying controlled substances from Michael Cooley and then Cooley and Eula Keyes being arrested after the search warrant was served. They walked the short distance to the Turlock Police Department where Investigator Bunch magically appeared as if he were “Mandrake the Magician”. Some of you younger readers probably don’t know who that was.

It was then that Cooley and Keyes decided to become snitches trying to work their beef off. But after some time they failed to deliver and where arrested and booked. (HA HA HA!! Stanislaus County Case # 1471029 arrested 2-28-14.  Since their arrest they have had 55 “Pretrial Hearings”. Their next Pre Trial Hearing is 2-3-17. Three years after their arrest. No deals right? Oops! I forgot, they are two of the persecutions star witnesses.)

Ms. Martha Carlton Magana then asked if it was unusual to not arrest people or file charges prior to determining if the suspects can provide information to work their case off. Mr. Laugero stated that it was not unusual to do that. He was asked if the confidential informant had two strikes. He said he didn’t know and he would like to review the file which he did. The confidential informant has convictions for kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon and three prison priors. (Now we all know that a dirtbag with that record would always tell the truth and never, never just say whatever the district attorney wanted him to say in hopes of getting a better deal would they. Pardon me while I regurgitate.)

In watching this case develop I am reminded of the story of Gordius, the King of Phrygia who tied a knot that could only be untied by the future ruler of Asia. Instead when Alexander the Great saw it, he drew his great sword and cut it. The analogy is that the people’s case appears to be the Gordian knot and the defense attorneys are akin to Alexander the Great and cutting that knot.  Just saying…

1-26-16 –  Now for a little update on the proceedings. As some of you will remember, back in November 2015, it was mentioned that one of the first upstanding prosecution witnesses was Sabrina Romero.  If you remember, she is the person that committed felony embezzlement from a local doctor and stole $12,000 from her business.

A complaint was filed on February 27, 2013 and the case dragged on until on 3-14-16. Then after over three years of delays, she nolo contender to a “MISDEMEANOR” with probation and no restitution order from the DA.  (Think there was a stinking deal here? You say what we want you to say in the Carson hearing and “we’ll take care of you, you little dirtbag thief.)





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